What is the difference between wearing sneakers and going barefoot while working out at home?

Trip to the Doctor. Shoewear is not just a fashion statement. Protect your toes from fractures or dislocations, support your arch, and pad your heel. 80% of foot problems that present to my office could be prevented by a comfortable pair of supportive shoes worn most of the time.
See below. Wearing sneakers will give your feet support and protection.